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Fluttering Butterfly Paper Plate Craft

Who else is ready for the spring? I know that we are. If you are looking for a touch of spring to brighten up your day, this fluttering butterfly craft might be just what you are looking for. Your kids will love designing and making their butterflies and them watching them flutter and fly.Paper Plate Fluttering Butterfly Craft with printable template. Make your butterflies fly with a little shake. Great kids arts and crafts project for kids for the spring or summer

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Transforming Ladybug Butterfly Craft

Insect crafts are always a hit for the spring and summer. This transforming insect craft is so cute and simple to make.

This is an easy craft that is fun to make and even funner to play with. Transform a ladybug or a bumble bee into a colorful butterfly with just a twist of the wrist. Here’s how…

Transform a ladybug into a butterfly using a free printable template. Design the wings and transform in this fun kid's craft. Construction paper Arts and crafts for preschoolers and kids. Summer and spring insect crafts

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Feather Process Art & Painting

I am certain I have mentioned this before, but owls are my favorite animal. They have been my favorite since I was a little girl. When I was a young artist, they were also my favorite art subject & they still are today.

feather stamped painted owl & butterfly process arts & craft for the kids with a feather

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I wanted to make an owl craft with my daughter. We had some craft feathers handy & I thought that they would be perfect. They were perfect, but it turns out that they made a perfect paint brush instead of a craft material. I used the feather to press & brush acrylic paint across a piece of watercolor paper. I showed my daughter what I was doing & asked her if she wanted to make one of her own. She did, so she set up shop next to me.

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When the paint dried, I glued on eyes & a beak & my daughter began to work on hers as well.

feather stamped painted owl process arts & craft for the kids with a feather

She chose her own colors & dipped her feathers into the different colored paints.

Feather stamping & painting process art for kids

Pressing the feathers onto the paper can get messy on the fingers, but luckily my daughter is no stranger to messes.

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I watched as she formed symmetrical patterns with her feathers. While she worked, she explained “Mama, I don’t want to make an owl. I am going to make a butterfly. Can you see my wings?”

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She asked me to help her cut antennae out of pipe cleaners. She glued on a piece of paper for the head & drew on some eyes.

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Her butterfly was a great idea & it came out adorable.

feather stamped painted butterfly process arts & craft for the kids with a feather

feather stamped painted owl & butterfly process arts & craft for the kids with a feather

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feather stamped painted butterfly process arts & craft for the kids with a feather

Stained Glass Butterfly Pancakes

My daughter loves pancakes. We make pancakes together every weekend. Sometimes they are just plain pancakes, sometimes she wants apples in them & others it is chocolate chips and on occasion she asks for pancakes in the shapes of her favorite things, like princess pancakes.

Stained Glass Butterfly Pancake - the kids will love these colorful springtime pancakes made with rainbow sprinkles

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She had two requests this morning. She wanted butterflies & she wanted sprinkles. Challenge accepted!

Start with a basic pancake recipe or you can use ours.

Ingredients:

1 cup of flour

1 tbsp brown sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp of salt

1 cup of milk

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg white

Directions: Mix all the ingredients together. Use a blender to mix the batter to get out any clumps.

Use a funnel to funnel the batter into a condiment squeeze bottle.

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Squeeze out the mixture to form the butterfly’s body, which is basically a line with a circle on top.

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Draw in the wings with the mixture. **Note: If the batter get stuck, squeeze it off to the side to clear any clumps.**

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Add lines to the inside of the wings.

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Sprinkle rainbow sprinkles into the empty spots between the wings.

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Squeeze batter over the sprinkles filling in the empty spaces.

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Cook the pancakes as usual until they begin to bubble & then flip and cook on the other side. Serve them up with syrup or plain.

Stained Glass Butterfly Pancake - the kids will love these colorful springtime pancakes made with rainbow color sprinkles

My daughter loved her pretty pancakes. We gobbled all of them up this morning. These were so fun to make & easier then they seem.

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Stained Glass Butterfly Pancakes - the kids will love these beautiful and colorful spring pancakes made with sprinkles

Recycled Puzzle Butterfly Craft & Sunday’s Best Link Up #14

Recycled Puzzle Butterfly

 

Yesterday we worked on our sight words using puzzle pieces. We worked on our sight word puzzles for a good portion of the morning. I have to admit that it paid off. I could not have been any happier when later that afternoon, Mai ran up to me with a drawing that she had been working on & said  “Look mama, I made mom.” She wrote it twice without any help spelling or writing the letters. This was her first written word other than her own name & practicing letters. My heart swelled.

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In the midst of our learning fun with the puzzle pieces, we found some other crafty uses for some of our old puzzles pieces. We flipped our Doc McStuffins puzzle over & found two similar pieces.

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I drew out a design in black marker on each piece so that they mirrored one another.IMG_0288

Mai colored in the pieces using crayons & markers. You can use paint as well.IMG_0289 IMG_0292

After coloring in the pieces, we used glue to dribble on random designs & then shook on glitter.IMG_0294 IMG_0295

While the glitter was drying, I drew a butterfly body to attach our puzzle piece wings to.IMG_0297

I colored in the wings & then used Elmer’s glue to glue the pieces into place. We made small & large butterflies using our old puzzles.

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The result was these cute little butterflies.

Butterfly Craft made out of recycled puzzle pieces

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Welcome to Week 14 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup We want to wish each of you a Happy and Blessed Easter. We hope you’re enjoying lots of peeps, chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, good food and having lots of fun with family and friends.  



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Butterfly Potato Stamps

Butterfly Potato Stamp Prints - painting arts & crafts for kids and preschoolers for the spring and summer

With the spring nearing and the weather warming, I thought that a spring craft was in order. When I think of spring, I, of course, think of the flowers, of the rain and I think of butterflies. We are big fans of paint stamping. We have used potatoes, apples, marshmallows and other odds and ends to make prints. We had a bag of old potatoes, so they were going to be perfect for our spring project.

Cut a potato in half and then slice of a little bit from one end so that one end has a straight edge. Do this to both potatoes.

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Cut a small V-shaped piece out of the side opposite of the straight end. Carve a line from the V to the opposite end.IMG_0152

Dip both potato pieces into paints of assorted colors.

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Stamp the two pieces of potato side by side with the straight edges facing each other.

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Let your stamps dry.

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Draw or paint in the butterfly’s body and antennae.

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You can even add a background with paint or crayons or markers around your butterflies.

Butterfly Potato Stamp Prints - painting arts & crafts for kids and preschoolers for the spring and summer

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Pasta Butterflies & Angels Crafts

pastacrafts.jpgMy daughter is fascinated by older children. When we are out in public she will very boldly approach an older child and strike up a conversation. The other day she ran up to a boy around the age of 6 & said “Hey boyfriend, hold hands.” This brought a chuckle from her mother & I, but the boy was not that amused. The problem is most kids of an certain age do not quite understand her or want to engage in a conversation with a 2 year old girl.
One of my best friends has a lovely 7 year old daughter. Mai of course adores her & much to my great happiness, she like Mai too. She has a sweet and nurturing nature and is very attentive to my much younger daughter.
They came for a visit this weekend. We were supposed to go to the zoo, but since it was a rainy day, we stayed in & had a craft day instead.
Last week we were crafting & playing with spaghetti. I thought we could continue with the pasta crafts.

Pasta Angels

What you will need:

Bow tie pasta
Spiral pasta
Thick spaghetti
Paint (assorted colors)
Paint brushes
Glue gun

Directions:

Paint one of your bow tie pastas, a spiral pasta & a spaghetti in the colors of your choice. The bowtie will be the wings, the spiral will be the body & the spaghetti will be the antennas. Let them dry.

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Paint as many of each as you would like, painting one of each type of pasta.

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With a glue gun, glue one side of the spiral pasta & place in the center of the bow tie pasta.

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Break off the spaghetti into 2 smaller pieces about an inch or 1 1/2 long. Using the glue gun again, place a bead of glue on the bottom of the broken piece of spaghetti. Find a groove behind the spiral piece & over the bow tie to place your 2 antennas into.

 

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pasta butterfly craft

And in honor of Memorial Day…

Memorial Day Pasta Angels

What you will need:

Bow tie pasta
Dry garbanzo beans
Paint (assorted colors)
Paint brushes
Glue gun

Directions:

To make the body of our angel, we painted a bow tie pasta in camouflauge. We started off with one shade of green.

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Layer on a different color of green, also layer on shades of yellow.

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To paint the red, white & blue wing, paint a blue rectangle on one side & then stripe the sides with red.

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Let it dry.

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Again paint as many as you like. Painting one camo & one red, white & blue for each angel that you are making.

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Glue along the top of a camouflage pasta.

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Press into place. Place perpendicular to the red white & blue wings.

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Glue one side of the garbanzo bean & place on the top of the body & in the crease of the top “v” on the wings.

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The kids played, painted & had a great time & so did the mommies. Craft day was fun.